A Liberty of Licentiousness and a Liberty to Rebel against God

By Brannon S. Howse

As I have written and spoken extensively for many years, God has given America over as described in Romans 1. Yet, not only is God giving over America, He is giving over the entire globe. Thus, God will allow Satan to have some slack on the leash He holds. The devil will be allowed to establish the one-world empire he has attempted on more than one occasion. 

Man’s pursuit of a licentious liberty and freedom can easily be traced back to the Tower of Babel, up through the pagan temples mentioned in the New Testament, and all the way to America and the world today. The end game will be a global rebellion against God and a world capital in Babylon, as everything comes full circle.

Before I further explain the connection between licentiousness and liberty, let me first prove to you that God is giving over America and the world to their rebellion and thus giving the world the liberty and freedom it so badly wants to rebel. When a nation embraces same-sex marriage and pagan spirituality, for example, that is not going to bring God’s judgment, that is God’s judgment. Many pro-family and evangelical leaders were screaming that the same-sex marriage decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2015 would bring judgment on America, but they clearly do not understand Romans 1. The first chapter of Romans reveals that what is happening to America and the world is a “giving over,” and so now the stage is set for a global rebellion like the world has never seen.

Romans 1:21-32 clearly states that a nation that rejects God over and over will suffer five specific consequences, and America and most nations of the world are experiencing all of these consequences for rejecting truth. The truth of God’s character and nature is clearly revealed to their hearts and minds through the moral law, which is a reflection of God’s character and nature, but they ignore it. That results in the five consequences.


The country becomes a nation of fools.

Romans 1:21-22—Those who reject God over and over become vain, useless, futile or foolish in their thinking. Despite claiming to be “so smart,” people become so foolish in their thinking that they succumb to spiritual deception and accept spiritual lies and false teaching.

The nation accepts pagan spirituality. 

Verse 25—Pagan spirituality is the worship of nature, the belief in pantheism, which proclaims that god is all and all is god. Whether you call it Cosmic Humanism, the New Age Movement, the New Spirituality or pagan spirituality, this is becoming the dominant worldview in America and the world.

(3) The nation accepts homosexuality. 

Verses 26-27—In June 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld same-sex marriage in all 50 states. This same scenario is being repeated in nation after nation. 

(4) The nation becomes violent and debased. 

Verse  28—All you need to do is watch the nightly new in any American or world city to know the nations of the world have become violent and debased.

(5) The nation’s leaders are corrupt and immoral. 

Verse 32—This verse declares that when a nation continually rejects God, they will have leaders who are not only immoral and corrupt in their personal lives but who also approve of and encourage immoral behavior in the people. Whether at the state or federal level, leaders in our legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government continue passing laws, handing down legal rulings, signing executive orders, and sponsoring legislation against the righteous judgments of God. Such immoral leaders are at all levels of the social structure: educational, environmental, economic, ecclesiological, and governmental. 


Perhaps the Statue of Liberty has been portending this for more than a century. Lady Liberty holds a torch, and the National Park Service website states that the torch she holds represents the idea that light or enlightenment is needed to achieve freedom. The website says: “You have to see freedom or know it exists to achieve it.” 

So, you need enlightenment for freedom, and that’s exactly what the New Age teaches. Those who follow Gnosticism agree. You have to be enlightened or illuminated and achieve this higher knowledge to truly be free. It is no accident that the Statue of Liberty was designed, built, and given to our country by Free Masons. Freemasonry celebrates the higher knowledge of Gnosticism. 

The National Park Service website says the robe the Statue of Liberty represents Libertas, “the Roman goddess of liberty and freedom.” Libertas, of course, is also Semiramis. Let me prove it to you. This took me several hours of research, because I was convinced these characters were the same people. You can go to a computer and put into a search engine the name of the Roman coin known as a denarius. You will likely find a picture of a denarius dated 42 B.C., 42 years before Christ, and the figure on this coin looks very much like Statue of Liberty. However, it is really Libertas.

Libertas is a Roman goddess, the Greek equivalent of which is Eleutheria. Eleutheria is the Greek nickname for Artemis. And Artemis is the same as the goddess Diana, who is the subject of Acts 19. The people at Ephesus worshipped the goddess Diana, who is really Semiramis, the queen of Babylon. 

Strong’s Greek New Testament Dictionary defines this word “eleutheria” as: “fancied liberty, license or the liberty to do as one pleases.” The root word for eleutheria is eleutheros, and according to a Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance eleutheros is a “liberty” or “freedom (legitimate or licentious, chiefly moral or ceremonial).”

When it comes to Roman gods and goddesses, people actually worship whatever god they want. In the process, they’re having sex with priestesses supposedly to connect with a goddess, so you’re talking about people involved in some serious licentiousness. To them, liberty is the right to do whatever you want. So I suggest that when you have Masons designing and building the Statue of Liberty and giving it to America, you can quickly come to understand what they mean by liberty. It means not being bound by the dogmas of Christianity or biblical truth, but freedom to worship whichever god you want in whatever way you want. That’s what Freemasonry teaches. People can worship the God of the Bible, Allah, the god of Mormonism, some god of Eastern mysticism—it doesn’t really matter. 

Ron Carlson spoke at the 2010 Worldview Weekend conference in Branson, Missouri, and did a fantastic job documenting the teachings of Freemasonry. He contrasted it to God’s Word to show the lie, the sin, the rebellion, and the idolatry of Freemasonry. After his presentation, three different men walked up, independently of each other, and told him they were thirty-second-degree Masons. That is as high as you can go without getting an honorary degree. All of them were repentant and thanked Dr. Carlson for what he shared, and each said he would resign from the Lodge. One man wept as he told Dr. Carlson that he had just installed his own sons into Freemasonry. He promised to explain to them his error and why they too must resign. (Dr. Carlson’s presentation is available for on-demand streaming for members of the Situation Room at www.situationroom.net.)

So, Libertas, Eleutheria, Diana, Semiramis, the Statue of Liberty, Free Masons—nothing is new under the son. The same worship of false feminine gods continues today as it has for thousands of years. Paul preached against the god of Babylonian origins in his day as recorded in Acts 19:23-27:

[quote] And about that time there arose a great commotion about the Way. For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Diana, brought no small profit to the craftsmen. He called them together with the workers of similar occupation, and said: “Men, you know that we have our prosperity by this trade. Moreover you see and hear that not only at Ephesus, but throughout almost all Asia, this Paul has persuaded and turned away many people, saying that they are not gods which are made with hands. So not only is this trade of ours in danger of falling into disrepute, but also the temple of the great goddess Diana may be despised and her magnificence destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worship.” [end quote]


In Paul’s time, Christianity was known as “the Way” because Jesus had said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life” (John 14:6). 

Paul tells the Ephesians to “quit worshiping these gods made by hands.” But these guys made a lot of money making idols for Diana. As a result, they were quite upset at Paul and the other believers, as demonstrated in verses 33-35: 


[quote] And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander motioned with his hand, and wanted to make his defense to the people. But when they found out that he was a Jew, all with one voice cried out for about two hours, “Great is Diana of the Ephesians!” [end quote] 


They’re worshiping the same entity as the Freemasons. Despite Lady Liberty’s patriotic connotations, Christians should not celebrate Statue of Liberty because it represents a pagan religious system. 

This same Babylonian mythology has been forced on Mary and Jesus for a mother-son-cult. It is a mixture of Christian names or titles wrapped in false religion, but then, this is what Satan always does. The New Age movement has even co-opted terms such as Jesus, trinity, salvation, atonement, heaven, hell, salvation, and messiah. They’re all used to form a false religious system that can unite in Babylon around their religious similarities. 

For all this to really make sense, you need to understand the ultimate goal of feminists, New Agers, pantheistic environmentalists, and Gnostics. They all want to bring about the worship of a female entity—Mother Earth, Gaia, earth worship, Semiramus, or the queen of heaven. They believe if all the religions unite around a core worldview, the world can create heaven on earth through the religious Reich.


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